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How to save device drivers before you format

If you have to format your system because of a virus or other issue you will need to get a list of the drivers programs that make the parts of your machine work like sound, network, video card, modem etc. There is a very handy program called driver magician that will backup the installed drivers before you format your drive. After you have reinstalled windows just rerun the program and select restore and it will reinstall the drivers and you will be back running again. This is much fasted than hunting all over the internet for the right drivers or installing each one from a separate disk that came with the individual cards. We use this program all of the time in our shop and it works great. You can get more information about the program from : http://www.drivermagician.com/index.htm

We hope you will find this to be as handy as we do.

Buddy
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when i start my pc today, i had stop 0x0000007b (0xf9e48528 0xc0000034 0x00000000 0x00000000) i try with chkdsk /r end fixboot but no result.


When you start your computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:
  • STOP: 0x0000007B (parameter1, parameter2, parameter3, parameter4)
    INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE
  • Setup has encountered a fatal error that prevents it from continuing.

    Contact your product support representative for assistance. The following status will assist them in diagnosing the problem.

    (0x4, 0x1, 0, 0)

    Setup cannot continue. Power down or reboot your computer now.
You may also receive a "Stop 0x0000007B" error message during Windows XP Setup when the Setup program restarts during the installation process. When you receive a Stop error while the Setup program is running, you receive the second error message. To troubleshoot this issue, read the following four sections to determine if any one of the issues applies to you. If none of the issues apply to you, use the following general troubleshooting steps at the end of the article. uparrow.gifBack to the top Boot-Sector Viruses You may receive a "Stop 0x0000007B" error message if your computer is infected with a boot-sector virus. If the problem is intermittent and you can start Windows, check your computer for viruses. If you find a virus, also check any floppy disks for viruses before you use them again.

For a list of antivirus software manufacturers, click the following article number to see the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 49500 List of Antivirus Software Vendors Note You may have to use more than one brand of virus-detection software to detect and remove various viruses.

Important If your computer has been infected, it may be open to additional forms of attack. We recommend that you rebuild infected Internet-facing servers by following the guidelines that are published on the CERT Web site. Internet-facing servers are servers that function without a firewall or other protection. It is also a good idea to rebuild any other computers that are at risk because of their proximity to infected computers before you put them back in service.

If a virus has infected your Windows XP-based computer and a virus-detection program cannot remove the virus and repair the system, you must repartition and format your hard disk and reinstall Windows XP. For additional information about partitioning and formatting a hard disk with Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 313348 How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP For more information about how to help protect the boot sector from viruses in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 122221 How to protect boot sector from viruses in Windows uparrow.gifBack to the top Device Driver IssuesYou may receive a "Stop 0x0000007B" error message in the following scenarios:
  • A device driver that the computer boot controller needs is not configured to start during the startup process.
  • A device driver that the computer boot controller needs is corrupted.
  • Information in the Windows XP registry (information related to how the device drivers load during startup) is corrupted.
Windows XP requires a miniport driver to communicate with the hard disk controller that is used to start your computer. If Windows XP does not supply a device driver for your controller or if Windows XP is using a corrupted or incompatible driver, you must replace the driver with a valid copy that is compatible with your controller and Windows XP.

During the first phase of the Windows XP installation, Setup displays the following message at the bottom of the screen: Press F6 if you have to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver. Press F6 and then follow the instructions to install a mass-storage device driver from your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). For additional information about using F6 to load an OEM device driver to support, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: General Troubleshooting If none of the issues that have been described in this article apply to you, use the following general troubleshooting steps:
  1. If you receive one of these error messages while you are installing Windows XP, update the computer BIOS or obtain Windows XP drivers for your hard disk controller (from the manufacturer of your computer, system board, or hard disk controller), or do both. For information about how to update your computer's BIOS or obtain Windows XP drivers, contact your computer manufacturer. For additional information about the availability of drivers, see the Device Driver Issues section in this article.

    Note: If Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 was installed previously on a mirrored boot partition, see the Other Issues section in this article.
  2. Use the Last Known Good Configuration feature. This may resolve the problem if you recently installed an incompatible device driver for your boot controller. For additional information about using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307852 How To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature in Windows XP
  3. Use the Repair option with Windows XP Setup. For additional information about repairing Windows XP by using the Setup program, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 315341 How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
  4. Restore a registry backup. For additional information about restoring a registry backup, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 307545 How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

May 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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when i was instal driver the message will be com spoller missing at u r system when i was get this message system hangaing and not working .


dear friend i understood your problem there is nothing special to do just format your PC due to virus program attacks to your system some times an antivirus program unable to find the viruses so i suggest you to format your PC.

NOTE:keep the back up of the drivers , or you don't have? just go to www.notebookera.com then select your device then download the drivers related to your device.

thank you for give me chance to help you,

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Feb 20, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My sony viao pcgn505a is very slow when i open it. It has also a samok virus and very slow internet connection. Please help how to reformat it and where to get drivers for it. Thanks.


I would suggest try avoiding formatting. Because if you do that, then the next problem you will face is to find, download and install all the drivers.

If you are using the Genuine Windows operating system, then download 'Microsoft Security Essentials' for free from the Microsoft website. This should take care of your viruses.

Second get the latest Service pack provided by Microsoft and this should update the drivers.

And basic things, like removing unnecessary files, Defrag you hard disk, etc should also add up to the speed.

Mar 25, 2010 | Tablets & eReaders

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How do I wipe my hard drive? It has been hit by a virus and most of the programs no longer work. I need to clean the hard drive and reload it. Do I need to format it first?


Hello,

You can perform a clean install. When you are asked if you want to reformat , say YES. That way all will be erased, and the virus also.

Hoe it helps

Aug 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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too slow to run to PC


you need to: 1 backup any documents you want to save 2 download powermax (low level format utility) - http://digilander.libero.it/YorkOne/powermax/ - download and burn to cd >>> powermax-4.09.iso
3 have a copy of windows w/ valid serial key - also have discs for any other programs you will need to reinstall (ms office, virus protection, etc...) 4 dowload and run win driver expert ( backs up all your drivers) - http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Back-Up-and-Recovery/WinDriver-Expert.shtml - save the backup of the drivers to a cd or flashdrive - i suggest you save the actual program to the flashdrive or cd as well AFTER you have done all that: insert the powermax cd into the laptop or cpu and boot it up. Run powermax (you are formatting the main drive) insert your windows cd and reboot cpu (install windows) reinstall your drivers reinstall your applications and virus software - remember DONT go online to do updates until you installed the virus scan software and updated the virus definitions ( u dont want to have to do this all over again because of a virus, lol)

Feb 04, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

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